30 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts

This Mother's Day, how about telling Mom how much you love and appreciate her with something homemade and heartfelt? Here's a great assortment of Homemade Mother's Day Gifts that are sure to please the mom in your life.

homemade mother's day gifts collage

Holidays like Mother's Day are often said to be getting too commercialized, and I completely agree with that. There are loads of cards for sale, people rushing around buying cut flowers and chocolate and stuffed animals, and more.

While that is all fine, how about this year doing something to change that? How about giving mom something from the heart--something homemade and even preferably all natural? As a mom myself, I can sure say that I LOVE homemade gifts the best. They are super heart-warming, and there is just so much of the giver involved.

Homemade Gifts Are My Favorite

Some of my favorite things that my kids have given to me are handmade. I have boys, and they aren't the crafty (hoping to work on that with them more even though they are getting older), but still I love some of the simple things that they have given to me:

- "artwork" done with magic markers (very very rough--from when our oldest was about 2??)--it's been in a frame for years
- a pencil-drawn squirrel that will soon be in a frame
- a small hand-written "card" that says "I LOVE MOMMY" - this sits in a frame in my bathroom
- wild flowers picked from our backyard or a walk with Dad

As you can see, these gifts were super simple, but I LOVED them because they were made by my kids. I treasure them most likely more than any other gifts I have ever gotten.

Taking the time to make something shows love and care in a special way for sure.

Following are some Homemade Mother's Day Gifts that I'm sure any mom would like--in fact I think I will show this list to my kids and husband to give them some major hints!

Oh and of course, we all know that cooking for Mom on her day is a great gift as well. I'm sure you will find some great recipes to choose from in this collection of Healthy Mother's Day Recipes.

homemade mother's day gifts collage

30 Natural Homemade Mother's Day Gifts

Homemade Sugar Scrub

This Homemade Sugar Scrub is the perfect Mother's Day Gift for making mom's skin smooth and soft!
Use her favorite essential oil or blend to delight her senses.

Sugar scrub with a popsicle stick in a small glass jar placed on top of a white cloth

Homemade Lip Scrub

Mom (and her lips) are sure to love this Homemade Lip Scrub as a Handmade Mother's Day Gift. So natural she can literally eat it!

Homemade lip scrub in a small glass jar with a bowl of scrub on the side and a popsicle stick on top with some lip scrub

Homemade Body Wash

How about this Citrus Body Wash as a Homemade Mother's Day Present!
Less drying than soap and customizable with other scents of course!

homemade body wash in bottle with towels and citrus fruits

Homemade Hairspray

This Mother's Day, give mom the gift of a natural hold and beauty with this DIY Hairspray.

Homemade hairspray in a clear spray bottle

Homemade Body Spray

So many great uses for this spray--Mom is sure to love it. In fact, you just might want to make more than one.

homemade body spray

Almond Butter Cups

What mom wouldn't love these Almond Butter Cups for a DIY Mother's Day Gift?
And if you're lucky, she'll share!

paleo almond butter cups in a pile on dessert plate

Healthy Chocolate Avocado Truffles

These Chocolate Avocado Truffles are the perfect Healthy Gift for Mom. Loaded with nutrition and of course--chocolate! What could be better? Mom will be happy to share (I think!) since they are so good for you!

Chocolate Avocado Truffles - paleo, keto, vegan, low carb, dairy free, THM, AIP

Homemade Hand and Body Cream

I'm sure Mom would love some of this Homemade Body and Hand Cream for Mother's Day. And again, you can customize it with her favorite scent!

Hand and body cream placed in a small jar with a small uncapped amber bottle beside it

Eye Makeup Remover

This all natural Homemade Eye Makeup Remover is the perfect gift for mom to make her evening routine safer!

Eye make up remover in a small glass jar, a jar of cotton and tweezers on a white tabletop

Homemade Soaps without Lye

These Homemade Soaps without Lye are a great Last-Minute Gift for Mom that dad could pull off with the kids since there's no lye involved!

Three pieces of flower-shaped homemade soap

Rose Water Spray

Facial Sprays are all the rage these days. Make mom's day with this DIY Rose Water Spray that she can use to freshen up throughout the day.

Homemade Rose Water Spray

Almond Crescent Cookies

These cookies are the bomb. Really. Make a batch of these and put them in a nice tin or box wrapped in a pretty bow and delight mom. They are low-carb too so if mom is watching her carbs, they're the perfect treat!

Crescent-shaped cookies covered with almond on a plate, a cup of tea, and purple floral cloth all placed on a wooden tabletop

Air Purifying Plants

How about gifting mom a lovely indoor plant that does double duty as an air cleaner this Mother's Day?

collage of air purifying plants including ficus, mums, and spider plant

Mild Curry Powder

Put some spice in Mom's day with this year with some of this delicious Homemade Mild Curry Powder. Every time she makes something with this she'll remember the lovely Mother's Day gift that you gave her.

homemade curry powder in glass jar

Chaat Masala 

homemade chaat masala in jar with measuring spoon

This Chaat Masala is another homemade spice mix that is sure to be a much loved gift by Mom.
It tastes amazing on everything from mains to sides and salads--and gives just the right amount of "oomph" to almost any dish.

Tea Cup Succulent Planters

Succulents are said to bring many benefits to the homes in which they are grown.
Benefits or not, I love these Tea Cup Succulent Planters for a sweet Mother's Day Gift.

Teacup Succulent Planters

Instagram Coasters

Wouldn't these DIY Coasters make a super cute Homemade Gift for Mother's Day? You could use photos of Mom with the kids, family photos, etc. Super fun!

DIY Instagram Coasters

DIY Garden Gift

Gardening gifts are the perfect gift for Mother's Day--and these Homemade Mother's Day Garden Gifts are just perfect for either the beginning or experienced gardener.

Mother's Day Garden Gift

Lavender Mint Homemade Shampoo Bars

I personally would LOVE to get a Homemade Shampoo Bar as a Handmade Mother's Day Gift. I have been meaning to try these for a very long time. Hint, hint, family members :).

Lavender Mint Essential Oils Shampoo Bar

Moisturizing Homemade Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are a a fun alternative to lotions and these Homemade Lotion bars would be loved by Mom for sure.

Moisturizing Solid Lotion Bars

Homemade Leather Tote

This has to be my favorite gift out of all of these. In fact, I might just make one of these Homemade Leather Totes as a Mother's Day Gift for myself!

Turn a Note or Drawing into Framed Art

As I mentioned above, my sons' artwork is something I just LOVE getting for any occasion. Any mom would just love this Framed Art for Mom's Day. Love.

DIY Framed Art

Rose Petal Bath Salts

Bath salts are a great way to make a bath not only more enjoyable but also to add health benefits to Mom's bath. These Homemade Bath Salts are lovely to boot.

DIY Rose Petal Bath Salts

Etched Glass Water Bottle

Isn't this the coolest thing? So many possibilities and now Mom can carry her filtered water around in style!

How to Make an Etched Glass Water Bottle

Avocado Bath Bombs

Most Homemade Bath Bombs are made from Sodium Bicarbonate and Citric Acid which nourish the skin, but these bath bombs have the added benefit of one of my favorite things ever--avocados. To see how much I love avocados, see these recipes for Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Truffles, and this delicious Guacamole.

Avocado Bath Bombs

Serving Tray

What Mom wouldn't love this DIY Serving Tray for Mother's Day? Surprise Mom with this Oatmeal Cake for breakfast on it, and watch her smile.

DIY Serving Tray

Decorative Gift Bags

These Homemade Gift Bags are the perfect thing to use to present your Homemade Gifts to Mom in.

How to Make Gift Bags

DIY Custom Candles

Candles are a favorite gift for most any mom, but as you might know,
many candles give off toxins that are as bad as, or worse than second hand smoke.

Make Mom a much safer DIY Candle instead using these simple instructions.

Make Your Own Candles

Milk and Honey Floral Bath Soak

Give Mom a super frugal Spa Day with this Homemade Bath Soak for Mother's Day--and bonus, there's a vegan option.

Milk and Honey Floral Bath Soak

Sweet Tea Pot Topiary

I have a sweet spot for topiaries.
Maybe it's because their compact structure reminds me of the Japanese Bonsai Trees.
I lived in Japan for a year and was pretty steeped in the culture for years after that and the country still holds a special place in my heart.

How to Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

Whether you give Mom some fresh picked or bought flowers, here's how to help them brighten up the home longer.

Two vases with flowers on a white table

Which of these Homemade Mother's Day Gifts is your favorite?
I'd also LOVE to hear what your Handmade Mother's Day Gift from your past is! Please do share.

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  1. 5 stars
    Need to try this asap, everyone keeps telling me to put
    avocado in smoothies and I really need to try it!

    1. Hi there - I think you put this comment on the wrong post? :). Thanks for reading anyhow and hope the smoothies turned out well LOL.

  2. This is such a great collection of gift ideas! Thanks so much for including my serving tray & Topiary!

    1. Thank you! I LOVED those. I haven't done crafty things in awhile but those really caught my eye. Thanks again! We should stay in touch.